Bret goes to Raine and Jorja's school and meets with their teacher!
Brett, I used to be a co-teacher with Montesorri and have been a childcare worker for 5 years and without consistency , there is causous with Jorja ! If she is acting out or throwing a fit, then a time out of 1 minute per her age, so if she is 5 years old, then the time out would be 5 minutes. If she continues to act out, the best was is to take something away from here, something that she likes or is looking forward to, like you have planned to take her out to the park and if she doesnâ€™t act right, you can warn her and say â€śIf you continue this, then I will not take you to the parkâ€ť Also if she cusses, then you can have a tip jar, and if you or her cusses, then you have to put in a dollar, you have to lead by example and that comes from you and your girlfriend. The money can be a â€śrewardâ€ť if she doesnâ€™t cuss for a week or something like that. Also rewards can be a star or coloring book or something that she like, but donâ€™t reward her for bad behavior, if she cusses or has a fit, then you can take that reward away. If you have to , my mom washed my mouth out with soap, and that stopped me from cussing, you may not want to do that, but cussing has to be associated with something really bad, so she wonâ€™t do it again.
A lot of times acting out , is just to get attention, even if its bad attention, because you are on the road so much, Jorja wants your attention and she will do ANYTHING TO GET IT! You have spoiled her and you need to not allow her to just do what she wants, whenever she wants, if she does, you have to correct it immediately, not just let it go, Jorja knows how she can push your buttons and how not to obey, and when she says something not nice, like you donâ€™t like nice, then you need to teach her kindness and how that may hurt your feelings, so she doesnâ€™t say that to other children, are she will not be able to acclimate to other children, she needs to learn how to share and to be sensitive, you have to teach her empathy and if she disrespects you, that is a time out and then after the time out, you have to have her apologise to whoever she treated bad, you, mom or sister and to also have her answer why you gave her the time out. If she doesnâ€™t know tell her, the reason why and follow it up by â€śI love you, but I didnâ€™t like your actions or what you said. â€ś then give her a hug and go PLAY !!!!
Oh, also when you time her out the best place is the stairs, you cannot put her in a room where she can play with her toys or watch tv or play videos, she has to be in a quiet place where and you can tell her this, â€śshe needs to think about her actionsâ€ť and if she asks â€ś Is it time yet, tell her to stop asking you or you will add more time to her time out. But always warn her to stop her actions first and let her know that if she doesnâ€™t then you will give her a time out, that will usually stop her from acting out later on, always give her a choice to stop, then if she doesnâ€™t , then always follow up with a time out. If she thinks that you will not keep your word, then she will get worse, because she knows that you are all talk and no action. That is the key for Jorga to listen and follow your directions and obey you, is consistency.
Just watched LAIKI and I was laughing my ASS off! Jorja better clean up her act cuz I have a feeling she is not going to have it easy with that teacher. I don't remember my kindergarten teacher being THAT strict! Holy Cow! (Mr. Michaels, you're making me sad...) Also, Kristi, you gotta love her! Peanut butter butt crack was hilarious! Bret, don't let her go, she's priceless! Love the show. Look so forward to it each week. It's definitely my high point of the week. I'm glad to see you're making a real effort to be good with Kristi...you're awesome. You have a wonderful family. Love ya, Bret. YOU ROCK.